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Windows Utilities

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Windows utilities available to help maintain computer running healthy.

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Windows Utilities

  1. 1. Computer Maintenance
  2. 2. Disk Cleanup The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk by searching your disk for files that you can safely delete. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.
  3. 3. Disk Defragmenter The Disk Defragmenter tool optimizes the performance of your computer by reorganizing the files on your hard disk into contiguous blocks. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
  4. 4. System Restore Restores your system to a workable state without you having to reinstall the operating system and lose your data files in the process. Restore Points Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
  5. 5. Error-Checking Right-click drive and click on properties CHKDSK to get started Checks drives for problems Tries to repairs errors it finds
  6. 6. Backup Makes copies of your data and system state Manually backup with Windows Explorer How often depends on data
  7. 7. Format Used to erase everything off a storage drive. Used to resolve issues.
  8. 8. Command Prompt Non-graphical interface that allows you to interact with your operating system. CMD to open Used to troubleshoot. Check network connectivity.
  9. 9. Task Manager Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to access Allows you to ends frozen applications Show all processes running on PC Shows PC performance
  10. 10. MSCONFIG Help in finding problems with the OS configuration Configure startup programs
  11. 11. Registry WARNING! Stores configuration settings and options for the OS. Click on Start > Run, type Regedit and press OK Be Careful (no save or undo)
  12. 12. Windows Updates Patches vs. Service Packs Help protect your PC from vulnerabilities Set to Automatic
  13. 13. Firewall Security measure against unauthorized access.
  14. 14. Windows Defender Defense against spyware and adware. Scans quickly. Must have a genuine copy of Windows. Free from Microsoft.
  15. 15. Security Essentials Provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Free Automatic Updates

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